Whether you want to install a new ceiling fan, lighting system or simply want to set up indoor wiring in your new home, you’ll contemplate if you should hire a professional electrician or do it yourself. You watch DIY videos and think that it isn’t so tough to install a new electrical unit in your home and a DIY job will save you money, so why shouldn’t you do it yourself?
Yes, it’s a viable option in the short run, but it’ll create a mess in the long run.
It’s not as easy as DIY videos look
YouTube videos might make it look like a piece of cake but it isn’t. Electrical systems are intricate; their complexity depends on the amount of electricity and the framework of wiring they’re based on, so you need a professional eye to work around it. You need training, knowledge, and safety equipment to minimize the risks in electrical work because even a small mistake can have severe consequences.
It’s more dangerous than you think
An electrical shock can result in an injury at any voltage because its severity depends on the amperes of electricity that pass through your body not on its voltage. So while fixing an electrical appliance at home, even 110 volts of electricity can be fatal. 10 milliamperes of electricity can lead to serious shocks in your body and over 100 milliamperes can kill you.
Faulty wiring can put you and your family at risk of injury and death and can even burn down your home. According to the Electrical Safety Foundation International (ESFI), sub-standard electrical systems result in around 51,000 home fires, 500 deaths and $1.3 billion in property damage every year.
It isn’t cost-effective
You aren’t paying anyone for their services, so you might think it’s cost-effective but it isn’t. Let’s say, you mess up a wire while installing a light and it leads to a short circuit that destroys the entire wiring system in your home. Imagine the costs of getting the whole system fixed! It’s going to happen more often if the electrical work isn’t handled by a professional.
You also have to comply with your state’s codes for all sorts of electrical work, so it can pass the inspection and failure to do so results in hefty fines. Professionals are familiar with all the laws and regulations and work according to those standards.
Nothing is more precious than your family’s safety so let the professionals handle the electrical work. Comfort Shield HVAC Services is a family-owned, licensed, and insured company that can help you with the electrical systems of your home. We also offer air conditioning repair and installation, residential duct systems installation, and energy-efficient heating and cooling solutions. Call us at 919-588-8015 for details.